Skip to main content
Publish date:

After light snow, crashes reported across the Twin Cities metro

Conditions were slick, leading to collisions on major metro roads.

Twin Cities residents woke up to a light coating of snow Wednesday morning, and pretty soon afterwards, the crashes started.

It always seems to happen the first time the metro sees anything resembling white stuff. Drivers who for have enjoyed dry, reliable roads for months suddenly find themselves dealing with slick, slippery surfaces.

Here's how the metro looked at around 8:30 a.m.

Screen Shot 2018-11-07 at 8.26.50 AM

Dozens of crashes were reported in the metro during the morning commute, including a crash on Hwy. 169 at I-394, and a crash on Hwy. 100 at Hwy. 62, both of which were causing half-hour delays.

While the snow was light, it made for icy roads when combined with temperatures hovering around freezing.

Sign up for our Breaking Weather newsletters

It prompted words of warning from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol.

"Waking up to some slick road conditions," MnDOT spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said. "Winter is showing its presence. Slow down, watch for slick spots. Avoid the crash."

The State Patrol had this to add.

There could be more on the way, with the weather service suggesting that the southern half of Minnesota could be in for a couple of inches of snow on Thursday/Friday.

Read here for more.

Next Up

Klobuchar - MTP - NBC screengrab

Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

MPD missing Heard - crop 1_

Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

unsplash cold winter breath dark

Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

teacher, covid, masks, school

Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

snow, plow

Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

Sauk Rapids Middle School street view, Minnesota - November 2018_

Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.

chad davis arradondo flickr

Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo to retire next month

He's overseen the MPD since mid-2017, following the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, December 6

The latest from the state health department.


Screen Shot 2021-02-09 at 5.44.46 AM

Light snow and icy conditions cause more problems on Twin Cities roads

There have been multiple crashes reported in the Twin Cities early Tuesday morning.

Twin Cities get a dusting of snow and it leads to a lot of crashes

Delays are being reported on several major roads in and around the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Screen Shot 2020-12-23 at 2.09.36 PM

All of Twin Cities metro area added to blizzard warning

Extreme blowing snow will lead to impossible travel conditions.

mndot camera crash

Metro roads littered with crashes after dusting of snow causes icy conditions

A light dusting overnight has caused problems on highways throughout the Twin Cities.